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Happy Birthday to you, you, you, you, you & me.

Among many reasons why spring is my favorite season birthdays are a big part of it.  All within a week I get to celebrate some of my favorite people’s birthdays.  I really wanted to do a special shout out to these beautiful & handsome people…

March 19th, 1990: The Ravishing,  Andrea (insert lots of names) Rodriguez 
(okay, technically she is a ‘little’ out of the week range of birthdays… but that’s okay 🙂

Andrea is the kindest most sincere person you will ever meet.  She has been a huge blessing in my life here in Georgia.  She is very aware of others and how they are feeling.  I cannot even being to tell you how many times I have been having a rough day and I’ll find a little note in my locker from her or receive a big hug.  Andrea also has a big interest in life.  She is constantly asking “Why?!” (she says why super cute, and we all like to mimic her).  She is a smart one I tell you and I know that her curious mind is a big reason she is so smart.  Andrea is literally, seriously, and truly one of the best people you will ever meet.  She has a heart of gold and a smile so contagious it gives you warm fuzzies.  Love you girl.

March 29th, 1992: My  Beautiful Birthday Twin, Katie ‘Meepy’ Papesh

I couldn’t have asked for a better person to share a birthday with!  Katie truly makes it a party wherever she goes.  She is SO fun to be with.  From her ‘unique’ lingo to her contagious laugh there is never a dull moment.  Aside from her bubbly personality, what really makes her the life of the party is her attempt to include everyone.  Katie goes out of her way to make everyone feel included.  She has a big heart and loves to make others have fun with her.  Katie is also very determined.  When this girl means business, do not mess.  I love watching her race because she has this gleam in her eye that is very rare.  Our team would be super dull without our little meepster!  Love you twin.

Katie is on the left, Andrea on the right 🙂

April 4th, 1993, My Very Best Friend & Gorgeous Sister, Jasmyn Kapree Hildebrandt

I cannot even being to tell you how much Jasmyn means to me.  She wrote a birthday post to me and it made me cry.  It made me realize how much we really have been through together.  We were always friends growing up (even though my older brother & I ganged up on her…) but it wasn’t until my 9th grade year that I realized how awesome she was.  From my 9th grade year (she was in 6th grade) on we were inseparable.  We did EVERYTHING together, and I LOVED it that way.  The thought never crossed my mind that it might be ‘uncool’ or ‘weird’ to hang out and bring my baby sister with me to hang out with all of my friends.  ‘Cause the truth was, she was my very best friend!  Not only that, she has always been an amazing example to me.  Time & time again she would be my greatest example of doing the right thing.  She has the most honest heart, and it really shines through.  She has a great balance in her life too.  She knows when she needs to be thoughtful and sincere, and she definitely knows when and how to make you laugh!  Jasmyn is quite frankly the funniest girl you will ever meet.  She is a little shy at first, but once you get her on a roll, she will make you pee your pants, slap your knee, and cry from laughter!  I always get a little jealous of how quick-witted and funny she is.  Jasmyn is also the epitome of a fighter (*fist pump*).  This girl works HARD for what she wants and never backs down until she gets it.  I get a little scared when she is driven about something, cause I know she will push herself past the limit until she obtains it. Jasmyn has been, and will always be, my little sister, my best friend, and the greatest example to me.  Love you ‘Big Dawg’. RESPECT.

oh, and she is FLAMIN’ hott.

   April 5th, 1991: The REAL Slimshady, Katie Sabria Webber

Katie burst her way into my life while under a blanket at a freezing track meet.  As we laid under the blanket she had me suffocating from laughter while talking about eggs, easy squeezy japaneseey stuff, and secret lovers.  From that day on I knew my life wouldn’t be complete until we secured our BFF status.  And secure it we did.  Kaite remains to this day one of my friends that I can really, truly TALK to.  She has such a welcoming and calm feeling around her.  Her beautiful blue eyes make you feel right at home.  More than that, she takes the time to really understand others and where they are coming from, a very rare quality.  Like our friendship started, Kate can ALWAYS make you laugh.  When I am around her I almost always end up crying from laughter.  I was and still am SO blessed to have Katie as one of my BFFs.  From running our guts out, DPLPs, kissing pennies, watching the stars on summer nights, confession sessions, and good ol’ righteous fun, this girl makes my life amazing.  Love you Slim.

April 5th, 1996: The Ladies Killer, My Baby Brother, Shea Majik Hildebrandt

Shea Majik Hildebrandt is the coolest dude you will ever meet, and he will remind you of it too! 😉  This ‘little’ guy has brought so much pizzazz into my life and our family.  Ever since he was a baby he has had so much energy and joy for life.  He was the CUTEST little boy and he constantly was making people laugh as he did laps around the pews at church or doing Johnny Bravo impressions.  Lucky for Shea, that cuteness and ability to make others laugh never went away!  This kid might act like a big tough guy (cause boy oh boy, he has the muscles to justify it) but really, he just likes making others smile.  Whether it be by his funny remarks, or his ‘secret’ notes that he leaves for me, Shea has a huge heart of gold.  Shea also is ultra competitive.  And unfortunately (or fortunately) he takes after me in that department.  We have always been ‘active’ buddies together.  Always out shooting hoops, going on runs, throwing the football, playing baseball, arm wrestling, push-up contests… pretty much whatever anything that we could potentially ‘win’ at, we would always play head to head.  Although my family might not love it (our ‘friendly’ games almost always end in arguments or get a ‘little’ too heated) I love playing sports and games with this guy.  It’s what we do!  Although, it’s not quite as fun as it used to be… I can’t believe I am admitting this, but he definitely has a one up on me in most sports these days.  His muscles have just gotten so big recently!  However, I can always pull the, “how about we go for a run?!” card on him… my one advantage over him! haha.  Shea is definitely a ‘hot shot’.  Jasmyn and I get a little concerned because he has tons and tons of girls after him.  But honestly, I have nothing to worry about.  He strives hard to be the best in everything he does and to always do the right thing.  Shea is an amazing young man.  I love you Majik Man.

Tippy toes!

 I am so blessed to share this beautiful time of year celebrating the births of so many amazing people.  Not only that, we all get to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our big brother and Savior.  I am so grateful for this time of year, for being so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life, and for the atonement and resurrection of our Savior.

Spring time is the best 🙂

P.S.  Thanks to my wonderful families, Nate, and team, I had the best birthday ever!  Serious, I was overwhelmed with all of the love from everyone, thank you, thank you!! 🙂

1 thought on “Happy Birthday to you, you, you, you, you & me.

  1. love how you had to put that Shea was on his tippy toes in that picture. 🙂 He'll be towering over you soon so I guess you better be the "Big" sister while you can 😉 Happy Birthday to you my besty!

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